shock Starting point on Baja Bug

Erik Irvine

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Hey guys! Just got done mounting some new (used off RDC) shocks on the rear of my baja bug. Wondering what valving I should start with to get me in the ballpark the first tuning trip. Here is the technical information;

Weight of car: Approx. 2,500lbs wet
Rear wheel travel: 17 in.
Rear shock travel: 13.5 in.
Rear shocks: FOX 3.0, 1in. shaft, 2 reb., 2 comp., 1 gold valve., red oil

I have the shim kit, just need to know what would be a good starting point. I would prefer to turn bypass adjusters in the dez, not tear into the shocks.
 

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You could start off with a 3,2,1/90 stack with 1 bleed hole in the piston. The angle of the shock with determine if you need more or less valving. Give that a try and play around with the bypass tubes. Remember that the gold valve works for compression and rebound.
 

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You could start off with a 3,2,1/90 stack with 1 bleed hole in the piston. The angle of the shock with determine if you need more or less valving. Give that a try and play around with the bypass tubes. Remember that the gold valve works for compression and rebound.

I'd agree with Shock Pro's. Start with 3 turns out on the Gold valve also.
 

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Thanks guys I'll start with what you suggested. I'll post up some video of the first tuning session when I get back. Which hired gun is the ace for FOX shock tuning these days if I need to go that route?
 

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I would suggest not using the gold valve at all, have yet to come across a torsion bar car that likes it. And i would agree with shock pro on a single bleed on the piston. I would start with a single .052" bleed.
 

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hey guys! Just got done mounting some new (used off rdc) shocks on the rear of my baja bug. Wondering what valving i should start with to get me in the ballpark the first tuning trip. Here is the technical information;

weight of car: Approx. 2,500lbs wet
rear wheel travel: 17 in.
Rear shock travel: 13.5 in.
Rear shocks: Fox 3.0, 1in. Shaft, 2 reb., 2 comp., 1 gold valve., red oil

i have the shim kit, just need to know what would be a good starting point. I would prefer to turn bypass adjusters in the dez, not tear into the shocks.

that looks sweet!!! Its complete now right where are the pics!
 
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